Christopher T. Cowherd, DDS
974 73rd Street, Suite 2
Windsor Heights, IA 50324
(515) 223-8008

Patient Information

Your First Visit
Plan to spend about an hour and a half at your initial dental visit. You’ll meet with Dr. Cowherd for a comprehensive oral exam, then our hygienist will provide a comprehensive dental cleaning if you do not have gum disease. At this visit, we’ll plan treatment, if necessary, and answer all of your questions.

  • Digital photography
  • Digital radiography
  • Head & neck exam
  • Occlusion/bite assessment
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Oral hygiene instruction
  • Periodontal charting
  • Professional dental cleaning
  • Q & A session with doctor
  • TMJ evaluation
  • Treatment planning

Patient Forms


Dental Insurance
Bring your insurance card to your visit, and we’ll explain your coverage. Dr. Cowherd is in network with many companies. We file out-of-network claims and accept assignment of benefits, as well. Please prepare to pay your copay or deductible at your appointment.

Appointments, Payment, & Financing
We want you to feel comfortable – even with paying your balance! To make our services affordable, we see patients on time and do our best to keep a full schedule. However, we always set aside time JUST FOR YOU. So, if you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please call us 48 hours in advance so we can fill your time with another patient. Paying for dental care is easy at Walnut Creek Family Dentistry. We accept personal checks, cash, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. If you’d like to finance your treatment plan, apply for a low- or no-interest loan with CareCredit. This reputable third party institution has helped thousands of dental patients afford the dental work they need – and want!

Emergency Dental Care
As your trusted general dentist, Dr. Cowherd provides emergency dentistry. We offer same-day treatment for patients with emergency dental situations. If you experience a dental emergency, such as a knocked out or chipped tooth, an intense toothache, or trauma to your mouth (that does not require an emergency room visit), please call our main phone line immediately. We will see you as soon as possible.

Schedule a Visit Today!
It’s time you experience personalized dentistry. In our Windsor Heights dental office, Dr. Christopher Cowherd serves families in the entire Greater Des Moines Area including West Des Moines, Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive, Waukee and nearby communities. We are easy to find, located just north of Interstate 235 next to the Walnut Creek Family YMCA. We’d like to meet you, get to know you, and provide excellent, contemporary dental care for you and your loved ones. Call Walnut Creek Family Dentistry of Des Moines today to reserve convenient appointments for the smiles closest to your heart!